IN A time where most teenage girls are worrying about braids, bob cuts, buns and bang fringes, Kinross-CYMS star Georgie Mutton is bucking the trend.
Mutton has been growing her hair for almost two years in preparation for this year’s Shave For A Cure, with the waist-long locks set to be shorn after Kinross-CYMS tackle Lithgow Zig Zag today in Orange.
Captain of last year’s Orange under 18s side that contested the NSW Hockey Field State Championships in Bathurst, Mutton said she wasn’t nervous about losing her locks, all 96 centimetres of them.
“It’s only hair for me,” the former Kinross student said.
“I’m donating it to be turned into wigs for people who have cancer. It’ll grow back for me.
“My family has had a little bit of a history with leukaemia and other cancer and it’s too long for me now anyway.”
Mutton will have her head shaved at the conclusion of Saturday’s opening round of the women’s Premier League Hockey competition.
A Combined Independent Schools hockey star, Mutton recently received her CIS Blue after earning a place in the NSW Open School Girls’ side last season.
She said the decision to shave her head was made after a family member was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.
“I haven’t had a hair cut since April 2011,” she said.
Mutton said her goal was to raise $2000 for Shave For A Cure.
She’s passed that easily.
“I passed it last week and now I’m up to about $2,500,” she said.
Anyone interested in donating can witness Mutton’s shave after Kinross-CYMS play Lithgow Zig Zag on Saturday at the Orange Hockey Complex.
The game starts at 1.10pm.